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Date: 06/29/20 07:32
C&O 1309 test fire today
Author: joeygooganelli

From FB it looks like the WMRY/C&O 1309 is back with it's tender and being test fired today. 

Hopefully we see some vid and pics soon!
Joe



Date: 06/29/20 07:36
Re: C&O 1309 test fire today
Author: ClubCar

joeygooganelli Wrote:
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> From FB it looks like the WMRY/C&O 1309 is back
> with it's tender and being test fired today. 
>
> Hopefully we see some vid and pics soon!
> Joe
If you are talking about Face Book, look out - sometimes Fake News, I do not trust them at all and you see that so many prominent advertisers have stopped using the Face Book.
John in White Marsh, Maryland



Date: 06/29/20 08:30
Re: C&O 1309 test fire today
Author: Spoony81

ClubCar Wrote:
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> joeygooganelli Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > From FB it looks like the WMRY/C&O 1309 is back
> > with it's tender and being test fired today. 
> >
> > Hopefully we see some vid and pics soon!
> > Joe
> If you are talking about Face Book, look out -
> sometimes Fake News, I do not trust them at all
> and you see that so many prominent advertisers
> have stopped using the Face Book.
> John in White Marsh, Maryland

Trains mag is live streaming it right now, so I would say it's legit



Date: 06/29/20 08:39
Re: C&O 1309 test fire today
Author: LoggerHogger

Here she is this morning under fire with steam pressure building.

Martin




Date: 06/29/20 09:01
Re: C&O 1309 test fire today
Author: pennsy3750

ClubCar Wrote:
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> If you are talking about Face Book, look out -
> sometimes Fake News, I do not trust them at all

Please ask yourself why anyone would bother to doctor a fake video of 1309.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/29/20 09:02 by pennsy3750.



Date: 06/29/20 09:24
Re: C&O 1309 test fire today
Author: robert162

Is that going to fit on the turntable?



Date: 06/29/20 09:41
Re: C&O 1309 test fire today
Author: Spoony81

pennsy3750 Wrote:
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> ClubCar Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > If you are talking about Face Book, look out -
> > sometimes Fake News, I do not trust them at all
>
> Please ask yourself why anyone would bother to
> doctor a fake video of 1309.

Oh you would be surprised at some of the stuff that gets photoshopped by fanboys on some of these fan pages..



Date: 06/29/20 10:03
Re: C&O 1309 test fire today
Author: HotWater

robert162 Wrote:
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> Is that going to fit on the turntable?

Yes, when the track to the turntable is fixed.



Date: 06/29/20 10:23
Re: C&O 1309 test fire today
Author: MaryMcPherson

They had a whistle blow with what is said to be an N&W hooter on 1309.  They began blowing it at 13:09 Eastern time.

Mary McPherson
Dongola, IL
Diverging Clear Productions



Date: 06/29/20 11:09
Re: C&O 1309 test fire today
Author: MaryMcPherson

Just cracked the throttle to blow all the crap out of the system.

Mary McPherson
Dongola, IL
Diverging Clear Productions



Date: 06/29/20 11:46
Re: C&O 1309 test fire today
Author: NKP779

If it is an N&W hooter, it is probably the same one that NKP 765 carried in 2015 in West Virginia, from a Y-6. C&O hooters would sound almost identical.

Posted from Android



Date: 06/29/20 11:49
Re: C&O 1309 test fire today
Author: DTWilson

I was there, got some photos....... Even the 9 year old got a chance to blow the whistle.... with a little help from me!

Tim W.
 



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/29/20 12:01 by DTWilson.




Date: 06/29/20 12:02
Re: C&O 1309 test fire today
Author: wcamp1472

Congratulations to everyone that
Moved this project along ...

I saw both the 1308 & 1309 where they were in West Virginia...
Decades ago...

I was saddened by the butcher-job of asbestos removal done at the
B&O museum... in the 1990s..

However, Gary was just a “young Pup” as he helped Doyle & I ‘borrow’ ( for “loan” to the 759, after Steamtown, Vt. froze-up and busted 759’s original) the Worthington hot water pump from the 779, on display at Lima, Ohio..,

I couldn’t be more proud of the
Team that he has lead....

Also, congrats to the WM Scenic for
undertaking this wonderful task...

This loco will reward its owners handsomely for their perseverance
and their courage...

All of the recent rancor and abuse will be blown away — like clouds of steam from the cylinder cocks...
Into the mists of irrelevance..

Listen for the drama —- when pulling a massive train— as the engineer ‘shifts’ from ‘simple’ , to compound.... it will ‘blow your mind’..

However, for most everyday use,
It’ll stay in compound—- which means that at starting, it will a 2-0-6-2- until the pressure in the receiver pipe builds-up enough exhaust pressure from the rear (HP) cylinders..

Until that pressure builds, the HP pistons benefit from little, or no,
‘Back Pressure’ ( from the receiver pipe).. So, starting in compound has much more beneficial pressure delivered to the rear drivers..
They’ll be pulling harder— for a brief period, at starting..

Listen for the distinct exhaust blasts between operating Simple and Operating in Compound..

You will be amazed...

But, remember the volume of the ‘bark’ is dependent on the train’s mass, Not the whims of the engineer.. or how hard he tries to abuse the engine..

W.

Posted from iPhone



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 06/29/20 12:06 by wcamp1472.



Date: 06/29/20 12:44
Re: C&O 1309 test fire today
Author: wcamp1472

From the “old days”, this
steam blow is a crucial step...

When built, or heavily repaired or overhauled, so many different men
had worked on the engine... and being human, they had “set stuff down”.... sometimes in the big, open steam pipes...

When assembling the pistons and the valves into their bushings, everything was nice and clean and wiped....

Then, at testing date, with the first strong chugs— “the forgotten stuff” ( tools, nuts, bolts, bars, etc.) got blown by the steam flow and lodged in the valve ports, or fell into the cylinders... often with disastrous results..

Our grandfathers learned , the hard way, to blowout ALL the steam pipes BEFORE applying the spool valves...
That’s the reason behind the steam-blow testing...

Now you know!

W.

Posted from iPhone



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/29/20 12:59 by wcamp1472.



Date: 06/29/20 13:38
Re: C&O 1309 test fire today
Author: filmteknik

I saw a comment that this was not the first fire-up.



Date: 06/29/20 13:43
Re: C&O 1309 test fire today
Author: HotWater

filmteknik Wrote:
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> I saw a comment that this was not the first
> fire-up.

Correct. They fired up the boiler for steam testing, long prior to re-installing the drivers and front engine running gear.



Date: 06/29/20 14:19
Re: C&O 1309 test fire today
Author: MaryMcPherson

filmteknik Wrote:
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> I saw a comment that this was not the first
> fire-up.

They said this was the third time.

Mary McPherson
Dongola, IL
Diverging Clear Productions



Date: 06/29/20 14:40
Re: C&O 1309 test fire today
Author: JimBaker

What is the access to the 1305 Steam Up coverage
I am a subscriber to TRAINS, but can't find anything on their webpage.

James R.(Jim) Baker
Whittier, CA



Date: 06/29/20 15:11
Re: C&O 1309 test fire today
Author: HotWater

JimBaker Wrote:
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> What is the access to the 1305 Steam Up coverage
> I am a subscriber to TRAINS, but can't find
> anything on their webpage.

Maybe if you search for 1309, instead of 1305!



Date: 06/29/20 22:33
Re: C&O 1309 test fire today
Author: SGillings

The steam came out of the high pressure cylinder when they opened the throttle, but very little came out of the low pressure cylinder.  I noticed that the main rod was not on.  Will the cover be put on the high pressure cylinders and then the throttle opened in order to clear the low pressure cylinders?  I did not see the low pressure cylinder blown out in the video.  If not, how will the low pressure cylinders go cleaned out?

Steve



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